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    Working two jobs in Jong kong

    I'm planning to move to Hong Kong on work visa for my company. But I'm interested in working as a part time English tutor as well (no professional experience but did some tutoring here and there for non English speakers in the US when I was younger). I'll probably need to research more into getting a certification. Would I need a second work visa from the agency hiring me, and is this possible? I want to make extra cash (legally) on top of my regular full time job.

    What are some other PT jobs that expats can get in Hong Kong? Thanks.


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    You can not work part time for another employer while on a work visa, nor can you get a second visa to cover a part time job.


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    thank you.


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    But on the other hand, nobody is likely to catch you doing it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kimwy66:
    You can not work part time for another employer while on a work visa, nor can you get a second visa to cover a part time job.
    Actually you can work part time for another employer but you MUST get approval from BOTH your full time employer who sponsors your work visa AND Immigration.

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    That's great news. I've seen expats in the US work multiple legal jobs so was hoping I could do the same to earn extra income in hong kong. May I ask how I can obtain more info, or how you got your info? Thank you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bibbju:
    Actually you can work part time for another employer but you MUST get approval from BOTH your full time employer who sponsors your work visa AND Immigration.
    The problem with that of course is that your current employer may object to you taking another job. I know quite a number of HK employers who will not allow their employees take a secondary job since they think this will weaken their motivation and serve as a distraction from their current job. Of course, there are also some employers who don't mind at all, so it really depends on what employer the OP is working for right now.

    (There is also the question of whether the OP can handle or juggle two jobs at once. If his/her current job is super stressful and already consumes more than enough time and energy, then there might not be any left for the OP in this second job. I mean, if he is already totally drained from his regular day job, then I don't think he can perform well in this moonlight job. But of course, that is something only the OP would know, so I won't advice the OP either way on whether to take another job.)

    I will advice on this: I am not promoting illegal work here, but if the OP have a pressing need to take another job on top of his current one, maybe its better to look for a moonlight job that don't require a lot of...paperwork, then he can go quietly about it without raising a fuss (assuming the current employer don't look kindly on the OP taking an additional job). So if he wants to do tutoring, he should avoid those official tutoring companies (where he will be required to produce all the necessary documents, referrals etc), but go along more of an ad-hoc route with one-on-one tutoring where fewer questions are asked.
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    Much appreciated for your input. I know my company wouldn't mind (more like they can't, as they are not paying me enough). And I personally want to be out there and interact more with the locals (and make money while I can).

    This is a side question - but from the thread conversations, it seems that these agencies are more keen on hiring non-asian native english speakers. On some job posts, it actually says "caucasians" wanted. Is this true? I guess I could understand the logic behind it - you want to force the students to speak in english only and if you have a cantonese speaking tutor, then the student will resort to speaking in cantonese. But I'm Asian but but no cantonese or mandarin whatsoever.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosemary116:
    Much appreciated for your input. I know my company wouldn't mind (more like they can't, as they are not paying me enough). And I personally want to be out there and interact more with the locals (and make money while I can).

    This is a side question - but from the thread conversations, it seems that these agencies are more keen on hiring non-asian native english speakers. On some job posts, it actually says "caucasians" wanted. Is this true? I guess I could understand the logic behind it - you want to force the students to speak in english only and if you have a cantonese speaking tutor, then the student will resort to speaking in cantonese. But I'm Asian but but no cantonese or mandarin whatsoever.
    Well, isn't that the usual reason for people to have to look for another job on top of their current one?

    So you are a...ABC? A note of caution on these agencies, some of them are borderline fraudulent, its best you try to ask around people to recommend you one that is trustworthy. Don't just buy into what they offer at face value, you got to be on alert.
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    Why isn't your company willing to pay you a decent salary? Do you have to work a second job where you are now? If ImmD considers your salary too low, you might not be eligible for an employment visa.


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